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  • Transcript: Obama's remarks on bin Laden's death

    Transcript: Obama's remarks on bin Laden's death
    THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 1, 2011 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON OSAMA BIN LADEN East Room 11:35 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Tonight,...
  • Obama monitored Bin Laden operation from White House Situation Room on Sunday

    Obama monitored Bin Laden operation from White House Situation Room on Sunday
    President Obama monitored the operation that led to the death of Osama bin Laden from the White House Situation Room on Sunday, a senior administration official said. National security advisor Tom Donilon, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton,...
  • A boost for Obama, a bust for Pakistan

    A boost for Obama, a bust for Pakistan
    Only in America would a president respond to the public celebrating over the killing of Osama bin Laden with the sports cliche he used: "We don't need to spike the football." But millions of Americans who have their eyes glued on gridirons across the...
  • Water-boarding worked

    Regarding your editorial arguing that renewed interest in water-boarding after the killing of Osama bin Laden is misplaced because it simply does not work and reflects poorly on the values of our nation ("Tortured arguments, revisited," May 5), I...
  • Obama at CIA: 'I put my bet on you'

    Obama at CIA: 'I put my bet on you'
    President Obama thanked the intelligence community Friday for its role in the successful raid that led to Osama bin Laden's death, saying it made the "critical difference" in the "most significant victory yet in our war to defeat Al Qaeda." On a visit to...
  • Which way in Afghanistan?

    Which way in Afghanistan?
    With the first anniversary of the U.S. "surge" in Afghanistan coming up in August, President Barack Obama will soon have to decide whether to maintain the current force levels or begin withdrawing some of the 30,000 additional troops he ordered there last...
  • Blank check for the military will send America the way of the Soviet Union

    Blank check for the military will send America the way of the Soviet Union
    When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, many strategists suggested that the Cold War arms race had bankrupted its economy and caused its downfall. More than 20 years later, it appears that some in Washington are driving the U.S. toward a similar fate....
  • Maryland to fare well in Obama's 'leaner' defense strategy

    Maryland to fare well in Obama's 'leaner' defense strategy
    While President Barack Obama described plans Thursday to make the U.S. military "leaner," officials in Maryland said the focus of installations and defense contractors here on intelligence, cyberwarfare, research and development is likely to protect the...
  • McManus: Obama's modest proposal on defense

    As he unveiled his administration's new blueprint for U.S. defense strategy last week, President Obama sought to vaccinate himself against charges that he was gutting the nation's military. Even after the strategy is fully implemented, he said, "the...
  • Marine video is as despicable as it is destructive

    Marine video is as despicable as it is destructive
    The vile acts depicted in a video on the Internet this week — purportedly showing four U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of three Taliban fighters — require condemnation in the strongest possible terms by U.S. and NATO officials. To do...
  • Don't cut to the core

    Don't cut to the core
    In announcing the administration's new Defense "guidance," President Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta have — to their credit — avoided the historically oft-repeated pitfall of assuming that the conflicts of today portend...